Saturday, June 5, 2010

Tom Cruise + Scientology + Tea Party = Really, Really, REALLY Dumb Comments

Like many people. I like Nevada. I live relatively close to Las Vegas (sometimes it's just as easy to drive there as it is to fly), and I love to visit. There was a time when I seriously considered living there.

However, when I read articles like this one regarding the state of politics in Nevada, I suddenly become glad to be only an occasional visitor.

Let's break it down quickly. There's a GOP Senate primary coming up. One candidate, Sue Lowden, made a commercial highlighting this idea her opponent, Tea Partier Sharron "Chickens for health care" Angle had to give massages to state prisoners. Who gave her the idea? Scientology's own Jenna Elfman and Kelly Preston, who are really high up in the cult, oops, religion, sorry. Anyway, there's a picture of Tom Cruise in the commercial in order to further mock the concept, as you'll see in this video:

Friday, June 4, 2010

Ladies And Gentlemen, The Dumbest Comment Thread Ever far, anyway.

There's nothing like news about the POTUS (President Of The United States) to get the political extremists frothing at the mouth. Especially when it involves the Secret Service having to subdue a couple of people who wouldn't get out of the way of the President's motorcade.

Pretty standard stuff. It wasn't even close to an actual assassination attempt. Read the article for yourself and see that it was a "random event" and "not an organized attempt to block the president's motorcade".

Simple stuff, right?

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Thursday, June 3, 2010

The Gary Coleman Tragedy Brings Out Tons Of Dumb Comments

Death is sad, especially when it's someone you seem to have known forever. I didn't know Gary Coleman and neither did you, most likely. However, as a child of the late 70s and 80s, I grew up watching Diff'rent Strokes, and thus have always been a fan of his. I was sad when his life took such a turn for the worse over the past 20 years or so.

However, I don't come up with conspiracy theories on his death, because I understand the line between reality (not knowing him but feeling like I do because of television, but realizing that the feeling of knowing him is a false one) and fantasy (thinking I know how he died).

I know I'm not alone in that, but reading Yahoo! News, I start to wonder.

Robert must have been there, though. Look what he says, after the jump:

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

What Is This Person Talking About?

Seriously, I don't know.

Lady Chaos confuses me. She's referring to this article about how Americans are willing to give health care reform a chance despite their misgivings about it. It's in a thread started by Sean, who made a joke about Yahoo! posters being vehemently anti-health care reform:

Evidently, they didn't poll people who post on Yahoo! News threads.

So Lady C gives us this manifesto:

Nope-because when he vacates,and if this "progressive" style of politics stays in play,Georgie Porgie Soros will pop another of his ilk into place.Spouting statistics DO NOT make you COOL(or CORRECT about what's likely to occur).AND Mr. or Ms. Stats,kindly look up what's going down with Cap and Trade,the clean Energy "credits" and ALL the MONEY MONEY MONEY(where it's coming from at this point,I don't know)that is supposed to be "managed" by what we are all starting to call "The New Chicago-Style Mafia".LOOK IT UP! I'm sure it'll be a much better read than Yahoo message board statisics...

Seriously, what? WTF Cat says:

M.A. says it best:

yahoo users are too busy consuming methamphetamine and wrapping their heads in tin foil.

Quite possible, M.A. Quite possible.

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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Introducing The Facepalm Award

UPDATE: Thanks for voting, readers! A winner has been chosen. Scroll down to see who it is.

The Facepalm Award is the award given to the person with the dumbest comment of the month. And that comment is chosen by YOU!

I have chosen the five dumbest comments of May 2010. Now, all you have to do is pick your fave. Or faves, if you can't pick just one.

So who are the nominees? I shall list them below, with links to the original articles:

1) Blair: Has anyone thought to shut off the oil that continues to spew into the ocean?

2) Sthernr: CIA coverup of Obama's birth history.

3) Craig: Hoped a dead person was found unharmed.

4) Tp3d: Mad it up for attention.


Update: Voting has been CLOSED! Thanks to everyone who voted! This site has only been up for a few weeks, and I wasn't expecting vote counts in the double digits. ;)

Your winner is....BLAIR! 

Congrats, Blair. Please give us more of your  B R I L L I A N T  ideas!

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Dumb Comments About The Oil Spill Have Not Stopped Yet

I promised myself I was going to lay off the oil spill for a while. The tragedy gets worse every day, and quite frankly, it's depressing.

Then I find myself reading the articles, and I say to myself, "OK, you're NOT going to look at the comments thread!" Then, I look at the comments thread, and even there, the mood is getting less polarized then it was at first, which means fewer dumb comments.

Nah, that's just in an imaginary parallel universe. Dumb comments abound!

Rio gives us the latest solution to the whole oil spill problem:

Monday, May 31, 2010

People Also Make Dumb Comments On YouTube

Want more dumb comments from American Idol fans?

I knew you did!

It's a holiday weekend, after all, one that invokes visions of barbecues and the first taste of the long, warm days of summer. I'll get back to depressing old politics and oil spills later in the week, after the Memorial Day buzz has worn off.

Oh, back to American Idol fans. American Idol fans cannot let go of anything, even things that happened years ago. Like Chris Daughtry's shocking elimination during Season 5, for example.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Sporadic Smart Comment: The Best Comment Ever

You know what? It's not important what the news story is this time, although this is where I found it if you want to read the whole thing. This wonderfully smart comment by someone named Kirk applies to 99% of all discussions on US news sites:

A thoughtful argument in this place has about as much pull as a fart in a windstorm.

Kirk, whoever and wherever you are, thanks for saying it better than I ever could.

Does anything else really need to be said? Happy Memorial Day weekend.

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